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August 2006 Update<br><br><br><br>
Dear SHAC 7 Supporters,<br><br><br><br>
It has been exactly 5 months since the SHAC 7 were convicted on all counts<br><br>
in a Trenton, New Jersey, federal court. Since then, activists around the<br><br>
world have pulled together to help raise the much needed funds for appeals<br><br>
attorneys for this landmark case. While there is still a ways to go, the<br><br>
amount of funds generated so far have been amazing and appreciated by all<br><br>
of the defendants.<br><br><br><br>
On September 12th, the defendants will be sentenced at the federal<br><br>
courthouse in Trenton, New Jersey. All of the individual defendants are<br><br>
facing lengthy prison sentences, and it is important for us to pack the<br><br>
court room with supporters. Please mark your calendars now and plan on<br><br>
being in Trenton on September 12th for sentencing.<br><br><br><br>
Supporters around the country are still organizing benefits. Current<br><br>
benefits can be viewed at <a href="http://www.SHAC7.com/events.htm" target="_blank">www.SHAC7.com/events.htm</a>. There are some great<br><br>
benefits coming up in Portland, OR, Syracuse, NY, and Oakland, CA (see<br><br>
details at bottom of email). And if you haven't already, please order a<br><br>
SHAC pack from the good folks at Herbivore magazine<br><br>
(<a href="http:" target="_blank">www.HerbivoreClothing.com)</a>. All proceeds benefit the SHAC 7, and you get<br><br>
a great shirt to show your support for animal rights, free speech, and the<br><br>
SHAC 7.<br><br><br><br>
On behalf of all of the defendants, thanks to the supporters all over the<br><br>
world that have brought us so close to our fundraising goals.<br><br><br><br>
See you in Trenton on September 12th!<br><br><br><br>
SHAC 7 Support Committee<br><br><br><br>
*****<br><br><br><br>
UPCOMING BENEFITS:<br><br>
PORTLAND, OR<br><br><br><br>
Video Screening & Music for the SHAC 7!<br><br><br><br>
What: "Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality" Screening and<br><br>
Fractal Pattern (Canada)<br><br>
When: Saturday, August 19th, 8pm<br><br>
Where: The Artistery, 4315 SE Division<br><br>
Cost: $6 (proceeds to benefit the SHAC7 legal appeals fund)<br><br><br><br>
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Hailed by some viewers as a "life-transformational film," Flight from<br><br>
Death uncovers fear of death as a possible root cause of much of our<br><br>
everyday behaviors. Through stunning visuals and insightful interviews,<br><br>
this multiple award-winning film ('Best Feature' NW Film Forum; 'Audience<br><br>
Award for Best Documentary' 2004 Malibu Film Festival; 'Audience Award for<br><br>
Best Documentary' 2004 Northern Lights<br><br>
Documentary Film Festival; 'Grand Prize: Best Documentary' 2004 Rhode<br><br>
Island International Film Festival; 'Best Documentary' 2003 Silver Lake<br><br>
Film Festival; 'Best Documentary' 2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival; and<br><br>
'Audience Award for Best Documentary' 2003 Beverly Hills Film Festival)<br><br>
explores human beings' innate and subconscious fear of death and portrays<br><br>
the impacts of that fear on our behavior, specifically in regard to<br><br>
violence.<br><br><br><br>
Woody Allen once said, "I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be<br><br>
there when it happens." This probing film explores the myriad ways human<br><br>
beings have devised to do just that. A culmination of many years of<br><br>
research and shooting in locations such as Egypt, Israel, Guyana, Mexico,<br><br>
Greece, and China, Flight from Death provides a definitive study of the<br><br>
ultimate question that each one of us must<br><br>
face. Guided by the narration of Gabriel Byrne, this film poses the big<br><br>
questions to an all-star cast of scholars, authors, philosophers, and<br><br>
researchers. In the end, this film provides the most comprehensive and<br><br>
mind-blowing investigation of humankind's relationship with death ever<br><br>
captured on video.<br><br><br><br>
In addition to the film, co-producer Greg Bennick will be on hand for a<br><br>
question and answer period.<br><br><br><br>
Also, Fractal Pattern (Alberta, Canada) will be performing after the film.<br><br>
"Fractal Pattern strives for artistic honesty and integrity both in live<br><br>
performance and in the recording studio. The band has played with bands on<br><br>
many ends of the musical spectrum from indie-supergroup Weakerthans to<br><br>
technical metalcore band The End and the ecclectic Aussies Clann Zu, never<br><br>
turning their nose on a chance to rock. The band are highly devoted to<br><br>
their local music scene as well and have<br><br>
worked with Black Dot Productions to put together Gigs in Weird Places, a<br><br>
series of shows showcasing local talent in unconventional venues such as<br><br>
the Edmonton Public Library and the Catalyst Theatre. In addition, the<br><br>
band is involved with various political causes and remains devoted to the<br><br>
dissemination of information valuing animal and human rights."<br><br><br><br>
All proceeds from the event will go to the SHAC7 appeals fund.<br><br>
SHAC7.com for more details.<br><br><br><br>
For further event information, please contact the event's sponsor<br><br>
Food Fight Grocery, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.<br><br><br><br>
Also:<br><br>
Flight from Death: <a href="http://flightfromdeath.com/" target="_blank">http://flightfromdeath.com/</a><br><br>
Fractal Pattern: <a href="http://www.fractalpattern.com/" target="_blank">http://www.fractalpattern.com/</a><br><br>
SHAC7: <a href="http://www.shac7.com" target="_blank">www.shac7.com</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Film, Desserts and More in Oakland!<br><br><br><br>
Save the Date!<br><br><br><br>
SHAC 7 Benefit<br><br><br><br>
Date: Saturday, August 26th<br><br>
Time: 6 PM - 9 PM<br><br>
Location: AK Press (674-A 23rd St, Oakland)<br><br><br><br>
Event Info:<br><br><br><br>
* Screening of Various Films<br><br>
* A Special Presentations<br><br>
* Vegan Desserts<br><br>
* Alcohol- & Drug-Free Event<br><br><br><br>
For more information about the SHAC 7, visit <a href="http://www.shac7.com" target="_blank">http://www.shac7.com</a>.<br><br><br><br>
RSVP: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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SYRACUSE, NY<br><br><br><br>
SHAC 7 benefit in Syracuse!<br><br><br><br>
Friday, Sept. 8th<br><br>
Westcott Community Center (826 Euclid Ave.)<br><br>
$7 7PM<br><br><br><br>
CIPHER (Long Island political powerhouse of heavy)<br><br>
NO IDOLS (Syracuse wild n' crazy guys, Hex Records)<br><br>
GATHER (CA radical vegan death squad)<br><br>
7 GENERATIONS (CA political hardcore, on tour w/ Gather)<br><br>
THE MOTH LEADS THE EMPIRE (local metal warlords)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Updates mailing list<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><a href="http://shac7.com/mailman/listinfo/updates_shac7.com" target="_blank">http://shac7.com/mailman/listinfo/updates_shac7.com</a>
 
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